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for certainty and policy decisions. >> earlier today, the ranking member of the senate energy committee, lisa murkowski releaser blueprint for congressional energy policy, which includes drilling in the arctic wildlife refuge also proven keystone xl pipeline. she also discuss climate change issues and why it's important to find common ground in passing future legislation. part of the annual meeting of the national association of regulatory utility commissioners, this is half an hour. [applause] >> thank you and good morning. it's -- i don't know, am i looking at a group of non-football fans? [laughter] i have to tell you, one of the benefits of being from the last to and watching something like the super bowl is our super bowl begins at 2:00 in the afternoon and you're done by 6:00, 630 clock until the kids it's time to do your homework. back here, this thing goes on all night. so i don't know. it showed me out a little bit this morning, but we have the 35 minute reprieve or we could go into a little homework done. so worked for me. i don't know about you. i am honored to be with you yet agai
, that is a great question. triet its current to metastasize tree we are seeing growth in the energy sector through oil and gas you are always finding new fields. ghana is an example in the industry that keeps booming. there are other places around west africa and in this region there's a potential for the oil and gas of in certain quadrants between the borders of mali and more tammie as a you have companies, western companies that are out looking for this. exxonmobil, vp, offshore, all these companies are out there so you have the westerners operating in the region, and if you start seeing the tax like the one that we saw in algeria, that is when to cause some impact economically you are going to see that. the other thing is there is -- i will use france as an example from the four ret base you have 10% of the french population is of some percentage in north africa whether it is first, second, third, fourth generation. you have individuals from within these groups that are sympathetic to the cause or the islamist cause in the region. if you keep this unchecked what you have is a migration flow of
energy source, who would bring in new means of communication to our country? this bill is about moving our country forward. this bill is about competing in the world economy, and if i can do it in baseball and basketball, and i would add, senator rubio, hockey, we can do it in engineering science technology and math. and so i thank my colleagues and turn it over to senator rubio. >> just let the record reflect -- >> ththey will begin debate with the general speeches until about 11:30 a.m. eastern this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. massachusetts senator john kerry will give his farewell address. yesterday his colleagues confirmed him to be the next secretary of state by a vote of 94-3. he could be sworn in as early as friday which be secretary clinton's last day on the job. we are just funny how you can also see a bipartisan gun safety bill introduced this morning by senators gillibrand and kirk. live now to the senate floor the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. gracious father, your lovin
interfaces and navigation systems. we have sports and entertainment venues as well as a very large energy business. and these are things, shame on us, but we haven't made people well aware of even though we're a hundred years old. >> host: well, mr. taylor, we are aware of panasonic televisions, cameras, things like that. you've got a brand called your tv. what is that? >> guest: your tv is the latest innovation. people want their content the way they want it when they want it. they want to be able to communicate with each other, they want to use twitter, they want to see youtube, they want to shop. we're enabling that in a custom fashion on your tv. so we use facial recognition and voice recognition. you walk into a room, and you say my tv, and immediately the screen shows your home page. it's really the coolest thing. >> host: is it on the market? >> guest: it will be on the market this spring. >> host: 4k, oled. what are these terms? >> guest: so 4k is the latest innovation in terms of high resolution. it's four times the resolution of what you have on your hd-tv at home. it's got the
. we have sports and entertainment venues as well as a large energy business and these are things -- shame on us but we haven't made people will aware of them even though we are 100 years old. >> host: mr. taylor we are aware of panasonic televisions and panasonipanasoni c cameras and things like that. you have a brand called your tv. what does that mean? >> guest: your tv is the latest innovation. people want their content the way they wanted when they wanted. they want to be able to communicate with each other. they want to use twitter and they want to see youtube. they want to shop. we are enabling that in a custom fashion on your tv. so we use facial recognition and voice recognition. you walk into a room and you say, my tv and immediately the screen shows your homepage. it's really the coolest thing. >> host: is on the market? >> guest: it will be on the market this spring. >> host: oled and 4k, what do these terms mean? >> guest: is the latest term and high-resolution. 4k is four times the resolution of what you have on your hdtv at home. it's got the same qualities as digit
employees wanted to do two things, make the world a better place to live and we can find that energy that people have without doing good work in the world, but doing it personally. secondly, we had high respect for rational decision-making and basing it on the facts. not invading the facts. being thoughtful and most importantly giving a clear sense of purpose. .. for everybody in this room and the vast majority of the people on this planet, the single biggest driver of self-esteem is your work because you spend a disproportionate amount of time, effort, and energy at work. that is what makes work important. that is why this issue about unemployment, and underemployment, is way more than economics. it is actually a very spiritual issue because work is spiritually important. i've said many times employee, you do your job well, it's far, far more important to give. you will never fool -- if you don't do your work the best you can do it, you will lower your self-esteem. if you're a college student, college isor work. if you don't do your work the best you can do it, you will lowerror sel
, energy. we can't talk about energy in america or the world without that connecting to the environment. and you can't talk about the environment without talking about energy. and you can't talk about energy and the environment without talking about the economy. because it's job withs, it's growth -- it's jobs, it's growth, a nation's competitive position in the world. and so these issues are interrelated. and as my friends who are here representing their country, their people in america's capital tonight, they understand this, and they understand that the great global issues facing us all -- all 6.5 billion people on the face of the earth today -- are, in fact, global. we live in a global community. that global community is underpinned by a global economy. and so whatever framework of challenges you think we face, they are international. proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the environment, energy, terrorism, extremism and maybe the most insidious of all, despair. and within the framework of despair comes hunger and poverty and when man is without dignity, not much else matter
alternative energy strategies. i fed question for assists in ministry to mccarthy and that is last week d.c. circuit court of appeals issued a decision vacating the sale of ethanol targets under the fuel standard to which was set up by congress under the energy independent security act of 2007 and although upheld most of the parts of the fuel standards too. i was wondering what your reaction was to that decision and to cup whether epa is going to appeal that and thirdly generally the upcoming congressional debate on the future of the renewable fuel standard's? thank you. >> thanks for the question. it opens up a whole other can of worms that we could talk about a lot but what i will say is that we were disappointed in the decision. i don't have any news for you on whether or not we attend -- and tend to appeal but the decision was very narrow one. is basically said that we were looking actually too closely at tying in the levels we were projecting for cellulosic. too much to the goals that congress intended as opposed to the direct data we had in hand. we will be listening to that decis
give life, you know, give birth, men have the destructive energy, the destructive force and women might not be able to, you know, pull the trigger. of course, arguments about what about pms, would women be able to act rationally during that period? [laughter] would they be somewhat immobilized? how are they going to have supplies in the battle? are they going to have instead of, you know, cartridges in their belt, are they going to have tampons? [laughter] now it seems antiquated. it was the '90s which doesn't feel, i don't feel that old, but -- [laughter] these were common arguments. and sometimes what was guidance got sort of twisted into policies or practices that really sort of undermined the integration of women. for example, in the army there was guidance that, you know, for healthful purposes women should shower every 72 hours. but then i was in a number of units where somehow that was taken as policy x they said women can't be in combat because women must have showers every 72 hours. [laughter] and there are places where i visited where they were doing extended training exercise
and energy to mail out fee disclosure information to participants that are minimally engaged in the plan and are not going to be interested in the expense ratio offered under that plan. that was the regulation well intended, but didn't have all the impact it was designed to have. trying to manage necessary regulation with regulation that's not going to have a bacon pact, just echoing that important part. >> is this going to get us there that make in the plain simpler? >> i think so. do make say difference for people. very valuable, thank you very much. >> i would like to continue, professor warren, senator warren find of questioning because that's very helpful. i remember in order to be the governor of tennessee, walked across the state many years ago and there's no one to talk to do, the cows are along the road. i was thinking if i got elected, would if i could make a tax form for some sort of list that i could hand to somebody who wants to start a business and safe from the state's point of view, this is everything we care about. these are all the taxes on the regulation, complete us.
thought about the counterweights of american central life. .. >> we combined that energy that people have about doing good work in the world but doing it personally. you have to have a right to your own life. a second thing that a high respect for rational decision-making, making logic decisions based on fact, not invading the fact, dealing very thoughtful, very thoughtful process. but most importantly, i think you get a clear sense of purpose and use your thinking capacity to accomplish your purpose. you raise your self-esteem. self-esteem is the foundation for happiness and happiness is the beginning of the game. i don't mean happiness on a friday night. a life well lived. i call blood, sweat and tears have to. when you're 80 and you look back and say that was hard and i'm glad i did it. that kind of hard earned with effort and energy. life will live happiness. that is the end of the game. nothing wrong with money. money is a good thing to happiness is the end of the game. self-esteem properly earned is the foundation for happiness. self-esteem is a complex subject and i want to share o
diplomacy and the creative energy of our people remains unrivaled. no, it's because as the world has changed so too has the leverage and power that can most effectively shape international affairs. i have come to think of it like this. truman and acheson were building the parthenon with classical geometry and clear lines. the pillars were a handful of big institutions and alliances dominated by the major powers and that structure delivered unprecedented peace and prosperity. but time takes its toll even on the greatest edifice. and we do need a new architecture for this new world. more frank gehry ben formal greek. [laughter] think of it. now some of his work at first might appear haphazard but in fact it's highly intentional and sophisticated. where once a few strong columns could hold up the weight of the world, today we need a dynamic mix of materials and structures. now of course american military and economic strength will remain the foundation of our global leadership or go as we saw from the intervention to stop the massacre in libya to the rate that brought bin laden to justice, ther
that will help montana to lead america to energy independence. with responsible development of our coal, wind, oil and gas, hydropower, biofuels and geothermal capacity, we are creating jobs, and we are strengthening our rural economies. but for some communities in eastern montana, the rapid growth associated with the energy boom is creating immediate infrastructure challenges. that's why i've proposed creating a grant program for communities affected by oil and gas development. i ask that we invest $15 million in providing matching funds to affected cities and towns, areas that don't always get a share of the increased revenues that county governments and school districts receive from oil and gas development. there are challenges, but there's opportunities for the whole state with this development. i do hope that you'll join me in addressing those challenges. [applause] we must also meet our responsibility to fix a long-term problem created by our predecessors. i've outlined a detailed plan that will shore up our public retirement systems and do so without raising taxes. i look forward to wo
be encouraging his constituents to do that. it is only just begun. the energy company of the nation also provide the opportunity to help insulate some 230,000 homes a year compared with 80,000 on the one from. instead of talking down the schemes he should be encouraging his constituents to take them up. >> mr. speaker, two men have drowned in stormy seas in separate incidents this week, despite the best efforts of brave lifeboat crews and the coordination of the britain's coast guard. how can the prime minister greater local fishermen to pay significant amounts of duty and taxes on their catch that it coast guard station is close, the risks they take will not increase? >> my honorable friend makes an important point and it's a good moment to pay tribute to our coast guard into the incredible work the very difficult and dangerous work that they do. as he knows, the government's examination of the coast guard hasn't been about reducing the number of votes or active stations. it's about the coordination center and whether best locator i think that's an important point to make. >> thank you why isn'
to covering energy, she also moderates the popular energy experts' blog. since coming to national journal in 2008, amy has covered a variety of topics including foreign policy, national security, political advertising and the election of the new supreme court justice on nj's ninth justice blog. prior to nj, she was a staff rir writer for freedom of the press. our report from the automakers' panel will include -- and i'd love you all to be able to hear these folks' names as i introduce them -- great. robert bienenfeld, environment and energy strategy product regulatory office, american honda motor company incorporated. reg modlin, director regulatory affairs, chrysler llc. tom stricker, vice president of technical and regulatory affairs and energy and environmental research, toyota motors, north america incorporated. amy, if you can, if you'd like to get started, um, we'll try to get the audience to quiet down. >> well, thank you for that great introduction. we have two out of three of our panelists, so i guess that's a two-thirds majority, so i think we're going to go ahead and get starte
predictions will be in the bed of the policy will be. >> a question from here. >> k street alternative energy strategist, formerly the department of energy. i have a question for a system that mr. mccarthy. last week d.c. circuit court of appeals issued a decision vacating the ethanol targets under the renewable fuel standard which was set up by congress under the energy independent and security act of 2007. and although it upheld most of the other parts of the fuel standard, i was wondering what your reaction was to that decision to whether epa is going to appeal that and thirdly, generally, the upcoming congressional debate on the future of renewable fuel standards. thank you. >> well, thanks for the question. it opens up all other can of worms which we could talk about a lot. what i will say is that we were disappointed in the decision. i don't have any new -- news on whether now reached intend to appeal, but the decision was a very narrow one which basically said that we were looking actually too closely at tying in the levels we were projecting. too much to the goals that congress intend
, our sustainable, profitable growth, no question in my mind is going to come from avionics, from energy, from health care, from these markets that we're just scratching the surface in terms of technology applications. >> host: will panasonic still be manufacturing televisions? >> guest: i don't know. >> host: will the word "television" still be in use? >> guest: probably old people like me will still be using the word "television." and i think displays will still have a prominent role in the home for communicating content and information. >> host: joe taylor, chairman and president of panasonic in north america, this is "the communicators" on c-span. "the communicators" is on location at ces international 2013, the technology trade show. more programming next week. >> just ahead, president obama speaks at a ceremony honoring recipients of this year's national medals for science, technology and innovation. after that we're live with a national health policy conference with industry leaders and representatives of government who will discuss what to expect in health care policy this year.
the effects of rationing on the people's energy levels, their diet, their morale, spirit. he worried about everything. no detail was too trivial. for example, he worried that british beings would not get enough sugar to get through the winter. sugar was rationed. when he was asked by a staff what they should do about providing fish, he declared the policy to be, quote, out most fish. the supply of salt and vinegar remain stable important for chips or french fies as we call them. i hope you'll read my book with new information about the wisdom of win winston churchill. there's an interesting story about eggs which is too complicated to tell you about here. i hope i bring to light the two sides of the great man. the effort he put in to getting adopted the policies he felt to be in his country's interest and the human side of chumpleg hill. his huge enjoyment of life, the excube rains and charm and energy and capacity for work. his kindness and humor. his courtesy to the guests and generosity with friends. he once promised, quote, i hope i shall be able to provide a bottle of champagne and an
, and the united states will be able to understand how this can happen. the u.s. will become an exporter of energy with the changes that have happened there. we need much more focus ourselves. at the end of the day, it is always about jobs and that means injecting growth into european economies as a result of jobs that are being created for millions of young people across tiernan and give them hope and inspiration and motivation that politics actually >> one of the things that we should be doing, is to pick the low hanging fruits, and they are out there. we could finalize the trade agreements. we are hopeful that this is what we should be doing. we were so eager to finalize this. why is that important? it is important because energy efficiency is cutting edge in terms of using our energy much better and more efficient. we can also make a good business out of that. so i think that we need to focus on the low hanging fruit. we need to do the opposite, which is to use it, and something that gives us a competitive advantage in the global competitiveness. this is what we should be focusing on. this is
's that same year -- that will help montana to lead america to energy independence. with responsible dwo. our poll, with oil and gas, hydropower, biofuel, the geothermal capacity. we are creating jobs and strength. ing our rural economies. for some communities in eastern montana, the rapid growth associated with the energy boom is created immediate infrastructure challenges. that's why i'm h i've proposed creating a grant program for communities effected by oil and gas development. i ask that we're invest $15 million in providing matching funds to effective cities and towns, areas that don't always get a share of the increased revenue, the county l government and school distinct receive from oil and gas development. there are challenges but there's opportunities for the whole state with this development. i do hope that you'll join me in addressing those challenges. [applause] [applause] we must also meet our spoonlt to fix the long-term problem created by our predecessors. i have outline a detailed plan that will shore up the public retirement system and do so without raising taxes. i look fo
students. when our energy and technology infrastructure is lagging and our transportation infrastructure is crumbling and when our international competitors are making greater investments in 21st century innovations than we are. mr. president, saving money by reforming how we deliver health care isn't just possible, it is happening around us. a 2008 report from the dartmouth atlas project held up some promising examples, predicting that using the mayo clinic as a benchmark, the nation could reduce health care spending by as much as 30% for acute and chronic illnesses, a benchmark based on senator hatch's home state company intermountain health care -- quote -- "predicts a reduction of more than 40%." so let's get to work together in bipartisan fashion to give american families the health care system they deserve. instead of waste and inefficiency, poor outcomes and missed opportunities, let's have a health care system that is the envy of the world, not an outlier on high cost and low results. this approach has a triple benefit. it protects seniors and families who rely on medicare and me
, again, different from iraq in this regard in the '90s, we have international atomic energy inspectors on the ground in iran every period few weeks looking at the instruments and reporting out exactly how much of what kinds of uranium they have and exactly what weaponization facilities they think they have that they haven't been allowed to inspect, the iranians will very likely acquire the capability to have a nuclear weapon and within maybe another year after that the ability to put it on a missilement that's reality, whatever we might talk ourselves into believing. >> [inaudible] >> yeah, look, there is at least one american who thinks about iran 24/7, jim mathis, the head of central command. of course, for his obsession he's being asked to retire early. but while he's in command, you know, arguably he's been letting other parts of his area of operations be the bill payers for that. when you look at it from the position of the u.s. navy, it's not pivoting to the pacific, it's parking its aircraft carriers either in the persian gulf or in the open waters off the persian gulf. that's w
the next person who is common to cure cancer, created new energy source, who would ring a new means of communication to our country. this bill is about moving our country forward. this bill is about competing in the world economy and if we can do in baseball and basketball and it had senator rubio, hockey, we can do in engineering, science, and technology. i think that colleagues and turn it over to senator rubio. >> mr. president. >> senator from florida. >> let the record reflect to did not mean to offend hockey fans. the florida panthers and the lightning tampa bay area won the stanley cup, so we like hockey, too, although you can play it outdoors in florida. in any event, the point is well taken that we want the best and brightest. the one point i want to make, the one thing i picked up on in general and the last 24 to 48 hours is how important it is inaccurate information reached the american people about what it is for working on and not working on. immigration is a complicated thing. i hear a lot of discussion about immigration and all have more to say later today. immigratio
believes that its experts know that what we need in terms of energy is green energy. so we're going to channel a lot of resources to green energy companies. but it's not just democrats that do this sort of thing. i was writing this morning about how the state of virginia has been trying to centrally plan the love lives of virginians for 100 years. they tried to keep the mentally feeble from reproducing the they tried to keep people of different races from marrying. now to try to keep people of the same sex from marrying. and in all these cases it really is, we experts know better than these people who should marry, who should love, how people should live. we've got a government that subsidizes marriage for some people and bands it for others. that is the fatal conceit. that is central planning. thinking that you can centrally plan love. so with individual rights. we're spontaneous order. and then the third key element is limited government, which is what protects individual rights and the spontaneous order. we always say at cato, a government of delegated enumerated and thus limited
couple days is the notion of the energy and excitement we've seen around the issue as it continues to grow, keeps going at new innovations, new partners. the people coming to fight this ancient crime. less and less of it the last few years to find myself walking into a room and having to explain what trafficking in persons face. a much unlikely to be someplace of people is that i did my dissertation i'm not going steady net. or if there were certain age, make some you need to work on this. or if i'm an academic setting, how to get professors to buffer a trafficking course? i will say what we think trafficking is before this talk is over. it's always good to go back to principles and different definitions out on the table. no longer is it that strange moment when people say you work on slavery, what do you mean you work on human trafficking? the justice department's civil rights had a business card with my title before we called this human trafficking which those of you who've been around a few years back remembered only dates back to 2001. is the involuntary servitude toward nader
spend a lot of money and a lot of time in a lot of energy to mail out and send out the disclosure information to the participants who in the first place the minimal engagement in the plan they are not meant to be interested in the expense ratio of every fund that is offered under the plan so that is the kind of regulation that is well intended but in the end really didn't have the impact that it's designed to have. so, trying to manage the necessary regulation with the regulation that isn't going to be a big impact just echoing what they said is important. >> is it going to get us there by making it plain and simple? >> senator warren's line of questioning because i think it is a very helpful. i remember to be the governor of tennessee i walked across the state many years ago and when i was out there with nobody to talk to they were along the road. i was thinking that if i got elected what if i could make a tax reform or some sort of left for somebody to start a business and then for the state's point of view this is everything we care about. this is all the taxes on all the regul
of brands. they shop for beverages, they might buy pepsi, gatorade, lipton tea, root beer, energy drinks, bottled water, if there health-conscious they might buy naked juice. for breakfast they might buy captain crunch breakfast cereal, and jemima, meals and snacks they might buy lay's potato chips, sun chips, cracker jacks, burritos or ruffles. what the consumer probably doesn't realize is all of those brands are owned by pepsi. pepsi is the largest food company in the united states if you want to call those items food and it is the second-largest in the world. they might buy a nasty product. and won't go through all the nasty --nestle brands. they had $10.5 billion in profit. patty had $6.4 billion in profit. nestle is the biggest producer in the country. we have just a few companies that are controlling all of those brands. 20 companies controlled highest percentage of brands in the grocery store and of those, 14 of those brands control organic food. so big food is controlling what people see. then the grossly conglomerate, walmart leads the pack along with kroger, wal-mart is by far
of problems. what is going to be the new energy policy? what is going to be the policy toward nuclear energy? the aging population. i could run on. territorial disputes with its neighbors, you know, china, korea. so there are a lot of different problems, but i think it is a crisis opportunity situation. the chinese used the expression. in japanese it is very similar, and so i think that the new prime minister is the right person at the right time to take these steps, but not limit them, as i said, to adjust monetary and fiscal, take advantage to meet all of these other problems and turn them into a virginities one last point, and then i will mention japan at the end of my brief remarks here, my good friend who died a number of years ago, a brilliant economist and a new japan very well. he taught at mit, always concerned that one day the high amount of government debt in japan would catch up to him, notwithstanding that over 90 percent of it is held by japanese. of course, know it is 235 percent of gdp, the largest of any developed country in the world. and this is something that has to be ta
policymakers and is contributed to the debates and health care, climate change, renewable energy financial services reform telecommunications and international trade issues. in 2007 he joined other former senate majority leader's howard baker, george mitchell and bob dole to create the bipartisan policy center which seeks to find common ground on the nations most pressing issues. these days he's a senior policy adviser at dla piper government affairs and global board. today. today senators subfour will discuss his new book "the u.s. senate" fundamentals of american government written with charles robbins. in it he explains the historical detail of the 100 member body and has worked in the past something i suspect we all wonder about at this particular time. tom daschle. [applause] >> david thank you very much for that generous introduction and thank you very much for the opportunity to be here today. it is a real pleasure for me every time i come to the national archives. i am moved and i'm inspired and for good reason. i think the archives as i'm sure everyone in the round would agree is
, but 70s. which means that we are much older, and as a printer and i will have much less energy than when i was 40 years old. >> gentleman on the left in the second row? >> human brain development was encouraged when grandmothers took over care of the children so that the mother could do other work. thinking about that persist the changes now are the grandmother is not necessarily part of. >> grandparent, grandmothers, taking responsibility for the kids of the parents of the kids go off to it is widespread, and i would say it's the case in many hunter and gatherer societies. grant parents often take responsibility for looking after the children. looking after their grandchildren, thereby freeing up other children to go off hunting and gathering. >> [inaudible question] >> general thing for brain development. well, -- >> [inaudible question] eighty speak about the educational also believes that saw my grandparents, you know, parents don't do as much as grandparents to. >> grant parents acquire information to pass on to their grandchildren. >> the gentleman behind you in the blue? >> yes, t
for oversight and investigation for the house committee on energy and commerce and has also been on the chief oversight counsel for homeland security. and under then senator sam nunn, he was on the senate subcommittee for investigation staff. he has worked at commerce at the justice department, at the state and federal level and today he is the special inspector general for afghanistan's reconstruction we are now entering our 12th year in that conflict, and i wish that we could report that the reconstruction is complete. unfortunately what we do know is that compared to 10 years ago there has been a great deal of progress in afghanistan society and its quality of government but i think as we are all very well aware the reconstruction program has not always gone as expected. we have military units continuing to rotate into afghanistan today. we still have thousands of troops on the ground and we have what is expected to be now a more rapid troop drawdown from afghanistan over the next two years that i think many of our military planners and construction officials had hoped for warrant expected
and care. thank you. [applause] >> some news out of washington energy secretary of state chu announced he will resign once his successor is confirmed in a memo to colleagues received by politico. the former prisoners of he's eager to return to california and academic life. the white house released a statement by the press in which he said steve brought to the energy department a unique understanding of both the urgent challenge presented by climate change and the tremendous opportunity that clean energy represents for our economy. the statement went on to say i'm grateful that he joined to my cabinet and i wish him all of the best in his future endeavors. a quick reminder we have live coverage coming up here on c-span2. and about 40 minutes we will have a discussion on the conflict in northern mali ouis many years ago louis brandeisott wrote that the most important office in a democracy is the office of citizen. a democracy of course is rootedf and based in the notion of ansos enlightened citizenry to read some of us think that democracy is defined by the ritual votings of course in votin
, but 70's, 75 which means that we are finally a grandparent. we will have less energy that when i was 40 years old. so it's something that has to be around. >> the gentleman on our left in the second row. >> i heard something called the grandmother theory which suggested that human brain development was encouraged long ago when grandmothers took over care of the children so that a mother could do other forging activities such as way, way back in forging days. and thinking about that verses changes now with their grandmother is not necessarily part of the picture. >> that, grandparents, grandmothers taking over responsibility for the kids while the parents of the kids go and forage. that observation, as teammate, it is widespread. it is also the case that mentioned. and i would say, the case in most, of many, all of -- hunter-gatherer's societies that have been observed. grandparents are still alive. often it take responsibility, stay in camp and look after the children, looking after their grandchildren come thereby freeing up their own children, the parents of the grandchildren to go of
system, our justice system, and on and on. we have a large number -- the energy -- non-governmental organizations, the public interest movement is wide and diverse that didn't exist very much 50 years ago. what it doesn't have is a cohesive sense that working on related problems that ought to create a sense of movement and some sort of sense that we're indebted to the history, if our history were more accurate so, you know, i think that history is about the future, and that the future is -- if the future is dangerous, then it will be less dangerous and more hopeful the better sense we have of our history, but, you know, i'm a his historian. you can expect me to say that. i'm trying to put it in a different way. yes, ma'am? >> i also want to thank you for the wonderful work you're doing. i have grandchildren i want to share it with. my question is about another age group. as i look around this room i see a number of white males of a certain age who lived through much of the times that you're talking about at some level or another. i'm curious to know what is the response
of rationing on the peoples energy volvos, diets, morale, spirit. you read about everything. no detail is too trivial. for example, he worried british would not get enough sugar to get through the winter. when he was asked by staff what they should do about providing fish, he declared his policy to be quote up most fish. the supply of salt and vinegar remained stable, important for chips or french fries as they call them. i do hope you will read my book with much new information about the wit and wisdom of winston churchill. there's also a funny story, which is too complicated to tell you about here. .. thank you. [applause] >> we mentioned everyone, but in order to have your questions answered, please go to the microphone. please wait until you are recognized. the microphone will come to your area. okay? all right. >> are there any questions or comments? >> yes? >> okay, thank you so much, and welcome to arizona. you need a reference to the second front in the west. as i understand it, in 1942, the americans and british opened up north africa and push the germans out of north africa. then th
to prosperity to year. kutz to things like education and training, energy and national security will cost us jobs and the recovery. it's not the right thing to do for the economy or for folks who are out there still looking for work. the disagree as what we have had over the past few years, democrats and republicans have still been unable to come together and cut the deficits by more than $2.5 trillion through the mix of spending cuts and higher rates on taxes for the wealthy. a balanced approach can achieve more than $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction. that is more than halfway to words the $4 trillion in the deficit reduction that economists and the elected officials in both parties believe is required to stabilize their debt so we have made progress and i sometimes believe that we can finish the job with a balanced mix of spending cuts and more tax reform. the proposal during the fiscal cliff negotiations and discussions with the speaker and others are still very much on the table. the deal's life but forward in entitlement reform and tax reform that i've put forward are still on the tabl
to overcome energy constraints and accelerate the removal of domestic obstacles come including regulation. we are trying to raise growth. there is an absence of a clear commitment from the government. taking into account these lessons, we have to strongly consider ourselves to our growth and strategies which will utilize all the other policies as well, including all the major focal point. we plan to adopt a new growth strategy in the united states. this policy will be noted even before the finalization. to extend economic policies, we will facilitate the expansion of japanese business activities and promote encouraging long-term investment. in addition, he will be holding this sound in japan. we will manage the short-term fiscal policy in a timely and flexible manner. while we note the importance over the near and long term. we also think it is necessary stick to this between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2015 and achieve fiscal service in fiscal 2020. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: and the japanese economy, we will incur the fiscal challenges. but the rest of the world has not yet exper
is based primarily on energy production, coal, natural gas, uranium, and wind making it a boom and bust economy. people working in the energy industry make a sufficient salary when working, but in some cases, the salaries are insignificant enough that is skies the arch income for families based on statewide data. some do well financially, there's a number of people struggling to make ends meet. this income disperty can be another challenge to meeting designation guidelines. committee members, thank you for your time and attention to the very, very important matter, and i look forward to any questions you may have. >> thank you so much for being with us, and thanks for your testimony. our fourth witness is dr. andrew wilper. he's the acting chief of medicine at the va medical center in boise, idaho. he's a practicing general internist. he's the associate program director for the boise internal medicine residency program and the assistant directer of the boise va center of excellence in primary care education. thanks very much for being with us. >> thank you, chairman sanders, ranking mem
save lives everyday. john supports the transition to a clean energy future as well. as chairman of the committee on foreign relations, he convened a major hearings and roundtables and underscores the connection to global stability. economic competitive ways and american security. his portfolio will represent the interest of the nation. securing and protecting overseas personnel promoting commerce and enhancing ties in keeping america secure with cooperation were possible. whatever the challenges are that we will face as a nation, in my view this could not be in better hands. when it comes to america's role in world affairs, i know that we all agree that it is credible that the united states remains projecting that military strength but the wisdom of our democratic ideas. i have no doubt that senator kerry will rise to meet these goals. i look forward to working with them as they move forward in the days ahead. all members will say that even when they did not agree with chairman john kerry on a given issue, they can could always feel that he had an open ear. an open door. an oppo
of in the direction of the most of the memo energy secretary steven chu said at the beginning of obama's term. we need to find someway to gasoline prices as high as europe. he's been criticized by republicans ever since. would you agree that is come of course politically inconvenient but also an open secret? >> i wouldn't say that. don't forget that the first thing that happens when prices go up is people downsize. they get smaller vehicles, and that's not a vote for more technology. or a shift to different fuels. it's kind of reality. so don't forget consumers have incredible -- that's hard job is to provide them with a choice, with good products that meet their needs. but it's, the idea that we're going to final consumers into some policy driven choices here i think is a little overly optimistic. >> i would add to this as well, the other half of the equation, the other half of the question is what can we do as automakers? you know, trying to innovate, trying to reduce costs, trying to develop new technologies, compete with one another, you know, to get the cost of these technologies down to the exte
extent, to balance them, overbalance them towards entrepreneurship. we need to invest in our energy. we need to know that there is very little that can be done without money. we have to be in a position to and l. our own efforts. we don't have that kind of money now. we don't own any news broadcast or major organs so we are still depending on other people in their newsrooms where decisions are made often by groups of people that don't include any of us to make decisions to tell stories that would favor us about our situation, about our history, about our journey and that won't happen until we are in a position to make that happen. and so, i often thought when i was a young basketball player and have thought more about it since, that it's much better to own the team than to play on the team. and we have got to get that lesson through our heads. we have got to understand, for instance that in the caribbean there are caribbean mothers who tell their children when they come to the united states to a college, don't associate with african-americans. they do this because of what they see on am
, metastasize. we are seeing growth in the energy sector, so oil and gas, they're always finding new fields. ghana is a great example. the oil industry, its booming. there are other places around west africa. in one region there's potential for oil gas up in certain quadrants between the borders of mali and mauritania. you have western companies out looking for this. exxonmobil, bp, diamond offshore, all these companies are out there, so you've got westerners operating in the region and if you start seeing attacks like the one we saw in algeria, that's going to cause some impact economically. you will see that, but the other thing is, i always use france as an example from a threat to base, you have 10% of the french population is of some percentage north africa, whether its first, second, third, or fourth generation. you have individuals from within these groups that are sympathetic to the aqim cause or the islamist cause in the region, you know. if you keep this unchecked what you're going to have is a migration flow, potential attacks in europe, yeah, people with the dual citizenship. wh
this is a situation. we need to strike a balance between the -- achieving the target of the revolution and the energy on the ground, and it is not easy to do with the people want to do without all the hard work. people, you know, i think this is the story across many of the arab state countries, the expectation, over expectation, i should say, what the reality on the ground, left out, shattered the economy and required assistance, would require support from within the region, from outside the region so that we can live up to the expectation of the egyptian people. if i want to tell those people in tahrir square right now, the demanding, the freedom, social justice and human dignity camino, after you carry out your statement, go back to work and work hard for yourself, your people, your family because that is the only way that achieves the aspiration of the egyptian revolution. >> let them go. >> well, some of them have jobs. >> in egypt particularly there is a concern about the muslim brotherhood. [speaking arabic] >> translator: before you start talking a lot the muslim brotherhood and would like to
come in who could cure cancer, who would create a new energy source, who would bring in new means of communication to our country? this bill is about moving our country forward. this bill is about competing in the world economy. and if we can do it in baseball and basketball, and i would add, senator rubio, hockey, we can do it in engineering, science, technology and math. and so i thank my colleagues and turn it over to senator rubio. mr. rubio: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from florida. mr. rubio: thank you. and just let the record reflect that i did not mean to offend hockey fans. on the contrary, we have -- we have two hockey teams -- we have the florida panthers and the lightning in the tampa bay area who actually have won the stanley cup before, and the panthers in the play-offs last year. so we like hockey, too, although you can't play it outdoors in florida. but in any event, i think the point is well taken that we do want the best and brightest. the one point i want to make is the one thing i have picked up on on the immigration issue in general in th
to focus on retrofitting government buildings for energy efficiency. this administration acted of the city to create new construction jobs to the better buildings challenge. the jobs council also recommended new ideas to support our entrepreneurship and small business, investment like create one-stop shop for businesses to make access to information, support an application for sba funding and other services more forward, the administration acted on that idea launching business usa to create this one-stop shop. there are many others. the policy -- rather, the progress made by the jobs council on the number of specific policy issues as up to determine the next phase of our days of the business community and other outside groups on growth, jobs, and competitiveness. today we are announcing the white house will begin a new expanded effort to work with the business community and other outside groups have been specific policy priorities promoted but jobs kelso, including expanded new skills and talent initiatives promoting entrepreneurship and small businesses expediting infrastructure projects
institutions, the energy visions and populations in this particular country. so the undeniable progress that we have made, the ethnic diversity that we have observed, and the profound expansion of democracy that we have helped facilitate must be juxtaposed however to the persistence of malignant and often unconscious forces of bye yes that continue to undermine the best potential that we have as american citizens. it gives them the way and we don't know it. you can be a young boy walking down the street with some skills in your hand and saw ice-t and at the phantom and visible by s becomes concrete and definable. the anatomy takes shape in the repulsion of and repugnance to words black or latino or asian or other bodies. just as figments of imagination projected onto the screen of history and what goes on unconsciously what is a stereotype that becomes lethal and deadly when one person seeing another person acts on those stereotypes, that in plus at racism, that ethnic repulsion and all of a sudden this theoretical stuff becomes concrete. stuff that you talk about in classrooms skills over in a
of american democratic institutions, energies, visions, and populations in this particular country. so, the undeniable rain showers progress we have made, the ethnic diversity we have observed, and the profound expansion of democracy we have helped facilitate, must be juxtaposed to the persistence of malignant often unconscious forces of bias that continue to subvert and undermine the best potential we have as american citizens. it gets in the way and we don't know it. you could be a young boy walking down the street with a pair of -- with some skittles in your hand, and some iced tea. and then the phantom invisible bias becomes concrete and definable. the anatomy of bigotry takes shape in the repugnance toward black or latino or asian or other bodies. just as figments of imagination projected on to the screen of history in what goes on unconsciously, what is a stereo type takes shape, and that then stereo type becomes lethal and deadly when one person, seeing another person, acts on those stereotypes, that implicit bias, that up conscious raceism, thatth him in repose, and all that's
oriented toward dwrowt. and much of the time and energy in this year of italian government has been devoted precisely to that. and we have been among the pushing facto at the table of the european counsel including adoption for the fact for growth, and also with the daily insistence on the single market being taken more seriously. we all know that europe is based on the single market, but we also know, as prime minister cameron, i heard just say there isn't really single market for energy for many of the services for the digital services in europe. and finally, we insist with some success in the recent european counsel to have a more forward-looking understanding in europe of the role of the good public investment particular for the interconnections for the infrastructure, investment, and this is something that we should also take in to account in our view, when we move in a couple of weeks to, i hope, the negotiations on the e.u. budget. .. in the last 12 months, we have come back to the market. can you tell us a little bit more about the structural economic reforms. particularly repairing
for progress, rumors of new coalitions and a sense of possibility, whether it is on energy or immigration. i am deeply impressed by a new generation of senators who seem to have come here determined not to give in to the cynicism but to get the people's business done. i am confident that when today's freshmen take their turns in leaving the senate, they will be able to tell of new senators added to that inhe is estimatable list -- inestimatable list of odd couples, and with any luck by them it will not be odd. so i leave here convinced that we can keep our republic strong. when president kennedy observed, i quote him -- "our problems are man made. therefore, they can be solved by man, "he was talking about a much more literal kind of nuclear option than the euphemism we use today to discuss senate rules, but his vision is just as important for us to recognize in our time, whether we're talking about the ability of senators to debate and vote or about the issues on which they do so. it is still true today, as he said 50 years ago, that reason and spirit have often solved the seemingly unsolvable
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